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Regulatory quality and performance in EU network industries: Evidence on telecommunications, gas and electricity

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  • Ugur, Mehmet

This article provides empirical evidence on ex ante and ex post indicators of regulatory quality and the relationship between those indicators and market performance in liberalised EU-15 network industries. It finds a low level of regulatory independence and competence, a high level of cross-country variations in regulatory quality, and widespread absence of correlation between ex ante regulatory quality and ex post performance indicators. On the basis of these findings, it suggests that the design of national regulatory agencies (NRAs) in Europe is not optimal and may be conducive to regulatory ineffectiveness or outright regulatory failure. Nevertheless, the existence and strengthening of EU-level regulators could enable EU member states to reduce the risk of regulatory failure by encouraging coordination and adoption of best practice.

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Paper provided by University of Greenwich, Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre in its series Greenwich Papers in Political Economy with number 3255.

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Date of creation: 22 Oct 2009
Publication status: Published in Journal of Public Policy 3.29(2009): pp. 347-370
Handle: RePEc:gpe:wpaper:3255
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